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Student Group Receives Prestigious Award from World’s Largest HR Association

Stony Brook, New York, June 2, 2017 — The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has awarded a 2016-2017 Merit Award designation to the Stony Brook University SHRM student chapter for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student chapter members.

Of the 327 student chapters from across the United States, Stony Brook University was one of 149 winners.

The SHRM student chapter merit award program, which began in 1972, was created to encourage student chapters to require ongoing excellence in the following areas: student chapter requirements, chapter operations, chapter programming and professional development of members, support of the human resource profession and SHRM engagement.

“These chapters truly represent the future of the HR profession,” said Susan Post, SHRM-SCP, East Divisional Director at SHRM and the lead for SHRM’s Student Programs. “Their achievements go above and beyond their everyday academic and work commitments and we applaud the positive impact their efforts have on their schools, their local communities and beyond.” 

SHRM student chapters have the opportunity to earn an award based on the number of activities they complete during the merit award cycle, which lasted from April 1, 2016, to March 31, 2017. 

"This recognition is certainly an important part of the ongoing effort to create a culture of success within the HRM program," says John Coverdale, program director for Stony Brook University's graduate programs in Human Resource Management. "It demonstrates our commitment to supporting the standards of our industry and the professional development of our students and alumni."

For more information, contact John Coverdale, the Faculty Director of the Human Resource Management Program at  John.Coverdale@stonybrook.edu.

About the Society for Human Resource Management

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates. Visit us at  shrm.org and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @SHRMPress. 

Learn more about the Stony Brook University SHRM Student Chapter

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